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Thunderhorse 07-02-2013 09:21 PM

First road trip Hemi 8 speed
Took my first road trip in my 2013 this past weekend,I drove from San Antonio to College Station and back. Driving was mostly highway, but there were several stoplights along highway 21 that hurt my mileage, and there is a short segment of city driving when I turned off of IH-35 before I got onto highway 21. I got 20.5 MPG round trip hand calculated, which included driving around College Station while I was there. My EVIC read 21.5 on the way there until I got to Bastrop where there was some construction, stoplights, and a wreck that slowed me down for a while. I'm pretty happy with the overall MPG since the truck is rated at 21 highway and only has a bit over 1500 miles on it. Also this was on 87 octane FWIW.

Rambo Jr 07-03-2013 01:37 AM

Not bad! Im located in san antonio too haha. Watch your speed and foot and those 8 gears combined with the hemi will work numbers for you

huntergreen 07-03-2013 10:54 PM

will loook forward to more and calc numbers on this 8 speed trans.

Thunderhorse 07-04-2013 03:14 AM

I will be taking a trip to Norman/Oklahoma City later in the month to attend a commissioning ceremony for a couple of my friends. I will report back afterwards, it is about a 1000 mile round trip.

One thing I must say is that the real time MPG display on the EVIC makes it a lot easier to get better mileage than in the previous trucks like my dad's '09 because you can see whether your MPG is trending above or below your average MPG. In his truck you sort of have to guess whether it is getting better or worse based on the changes in the average MPG since that's all that is displayed.

GTyankee 07-04-2013 04:24 AM

i hope that you know that in Norman Oklahoma
on the 25th of this month
there will be a large MOPAR event in that town
i am seriously thinking about stopping by for a quick Howdy & then continue my trip east to New England, but it will be a quick stop & go for me

Thunderhorse 07-04-2013 11:19 AM

I do now! I was going to go up on the 25th since the ceremony is the 26th, so I should be able to make it if I leave early enough. Thanks for the heads up.

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